Did I Hear You Right?

Did I Hear You Right? J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2019 Jun 25;:1-3 Authors: Jeba J Abstract As a palliative care physician I am constantly receiving wisdom from my interactions with patients and their families. The situation discussed in this article provides an example of a unique experience, with early requests for euthanasia that transitioned to aggressive end of life care later. Reflecting on this journey has enriched my professional life. PMID: 31237463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Brief Quality Improvement Reports Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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